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"Ride Along" arrived in first place at the weekend box office.

The buddy cop comedy featuring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube debuted with $41.2 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The strong opening for "Ride Along" marks the biggest opening for a film released during Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend and puts it on track to top the $46.1 million record set by "Cloverfield" in 2008 for the biggest opening of January.

Universal's Navy SEAL drama "Lone Survivor" starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster earned $23.2 million in second place in its second weekend in wide release.

Open Road Films' animated film "The Nut Job" featuring the voice of Will Arnett opened in third place with $20.5 million.

Weekend Box Office Top 10
1. "Ride Along" - $41.2 M
2. "Lone Survivor" - $23.2 M
3. "The Nut Job" - $20.6 M
4. "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" - $17.2 M
5. "Frozen" - $12.0 M
6. "American Hustle" - $10.6 M
7. "Devil's Due" - $8.5 M
8. "August: Osage County" - $7.6 M
9. "The Wolf of Wall Street" - $7.5 M
10. "Saving Mr. Banks" $4.14 M

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Ride Along
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For two years, security guard Ben (Kevin Hart) has tried to convince James (Ice Cube), a veteran cop,... Read More